The Institutional Platform
Access the institutional investment platforms of Charles Schwab & Co., Fidelity Institutional and TD Ameritrade offering more than 1,000 investment vehicles and strategies to customize your portfolio.
- Institutional fund families such as PIMCO, AQR, Stone Ridge and Dimensional Funds (DFA)
- Third-party money managers and strategists
- Private fund investments at institutional pricing from companies, such as Origin Investments, Clarion Partners, Starwood, PIMCO, Goldman Sachs and KKR
Safety of Your Assets
When one’s assets are being managed by an advisor, most clients are concerned with where the assets are held. Most investors believe that the assets are actually held at the advisory firm, which is completely untrue. Client assets are held at reputable brokerage firms. Clients may open accounts at the brokerage firm of their choice, such as Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., TD Ameritrade, or Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services. All three brokerage firms are insured by the SIPC (Securities Investors Protection Corporation).
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. (“Schwab”) has more than 20 years of experience serving independent advisors. Schwab was a pioneer in the business of exclusively serving independent investment advisors and their clients.Schwab Asset Protection Factsheet
A financial services company that has a proud history and is committed to working toward a secure foundation for the future of its clients. Over the past 35 years, they have built this business on a commitment to providing you with a secure investing experience. They offer an “Asset Protection Guarantee” which states that ” If you lose cash or securities from your account due to unauthorized activity, TD Ameritrade will reimburse you for the cash or shares of securities you lost. TD Ameritrade is promising you this protection, which adds to the provisions that already govern your account, in case unauthorized activity ever occurs and we determine it was through no fault of your own.” TD Ameritrade Account Protection Factsheet
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services
Is a leading provider of trading, custody, and brokerage services to Registered Investment Advisors, Trust Institutions, and Third-Party Administrators. The company is able to leverage the capital, resources, and expertise of the Fidelity organization, one of the world’s largest financial services companies, on behalf of its clients.
Securities in accounts carried by National Financial Services LLC (“NFS”), a Fidelity Investments company, are protected in accordance with the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (“SIPC”) up to $500,000. For claims filed on or after July 22, 2010, the $500,000 total amount of SIPC protection is inclusive of up to $250,000 protection for claims for cash, subject to periodic adjustments for inflation in accordance with terms of the SIPC statue and approval by SIPC’s Board of Directors. NFS also has arranged for coverage above these limits. Neither coverage protects against a decline in the market value of securities, nor does either coverage extend to certain securities that are considered ineligible for coverage. For more details on SIPC, or to request a SIPC brochure, visit www.SIPC.org or call 202.371.8300.